Patently Beautiful

Image removed.A look at patents from each decade of the 20th century representing the technological march forward in the world of beauty products. Often familiar and occasionally absurd, these drawings, taken from original United States patents illustrate the innovation behind the products that have helped define the concept of beauty in the United States in the last 100 years.

Exhibition: From June 1 through August 31, 2008, Main Library, Fifth Floor, Government Information Center, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)